Michigan football gets kickoff times for three more games, including opener

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The Michigan football programs announced the kickoff times for three more games on its 2021 season, including the opening contest.

The Wolverines will begin the season at noon on Sept. 4 against Western Michigan in Ann Arbor on ESPN. Two weeks later, U-M hosts its final nonconference game on the schedule, against Northern Illinois, at noon Sept. 18 on the Big Ten Network.

Finally, Michigan will open the Big Ten portion of its schedule at home against Rutgers on Sept. 25. That game will start at 3:30 p.m. The TV designation is yet to be announced.

Two other games have been previously announced: Sept. 11 at home against Washington at 8 p.m. on ABC and Nov. 27 at home against Ohio State at noon on Fox.

U-M's other two home games, Oct. 23 against Northwestern and Nov. 6 against Indiana, will have game times scheduled during the season.

Michigan is coming off a 2-4 pandemic-shortened season in which no fans could attend home games. The athletic department announced earlier this week that tickets for football games will be distributed through "contactless mobile delivery" only except for returning season ticket holders, who could opt for printed tickets.

Contact Kirkland Crawford: kcrawford@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @HiKirkHere.

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Michigan football gets kickoff times for 3 more games, including opener